August 11, 1931 – November 18, 2019
Philomena Marie Crites, 88, of Fort Collins, Colorado passed away at home peacefully in the early morning on November 18, 2019. She was born to the late Alex and Mary Dinkel in Ness City, KS. She had five sisters and six brothers.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E Crites; grandchild, Robert (Robbie) Roe; sisters, Dolores Clark and Elvira David; brothers, Eddie Dinkel and Hubert Dinkel She is survived by three children, Stephen Crites of Fort Collins, Sharon Cramer of Fort Collins, Michael Crites of Rio Rancho, NM; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; Numerous Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.
Marie was a very caring, generous, loving woman, and mother. She touched the hearts of all that she met. She was always willing to listen and was willing to help out if she could. Marie was a devout Catholic and she always went to Church on Sundays. She trusted in the word of the Lord and every night after talking with her sister, Peggy, she would say the rosary and her night time prayers. Over the years as her health declined and she was not able to drive, she would watch the mass on TV. The church sent over Jack to give her communion on Friday, he would sit with her and visit. Every person who met Marie always said how sweet she was. My brother asked her once what she did if she was upset with someone, she told him I say prayers for them and then I go to bed. Then my brother said, then what do you do? She responded with, I just told you what I do.
We would like to thank all of those professional personnel that took care of during her times of need. She will be greatly missed, we are glad that she is no longer suffering and is now at rest with God.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Saint Elizbeth Ann Seton 5450 S Lemay Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525
- Justin Cramer
- Robert Crites
- Bobby Dinkel Jr.
- Carl Dinkel
- Paul Dinkel
- Joshua Griffis
- Dylan Williams
- Annette Williams
- David Williams
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
5450 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80525
- Rosary Monday, November 25, 2019
- Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 27, 2019
- Committal Service Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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November 22, 2019
I live in Rio Rancho NM and Marie is my Sister in Law. She was such a kind and dear friend to me. When I married into the Crites Family, Marie welcomed me with open arms. I never forgot her kindness. I am so sorry that her Family is suffering her loss because she will be so missed.
I send my love and prayers to her children and grandchildren and many friends.
I know she is with her husband Bob and my husband Ron. Ron loved her like a Sister.
November 22, 2019
Marie was as you said, one of the sweetest women I have known. Met her back in 1973 with her daughter Sharon.
I remember playing with Robbie, Marie and Bob, Sharon and family. Robbie was the light in her heart and she and Bob loved spoiling him. Now they all are having a great time together. God bless
November 21, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to the Crites family, Marie was a special lady, she will be missed! I always enjoyed talking to her at the pharmacy. When she could no longer drive we would still visit when she would call for a refill. Rest in peace dear friend, your no longer in pain.
November 20, 2019
Marie is one of the most caring, generous, and loving women I have had the pleasure of knowing. She has left a mark on my heart and soul and will always be in my thoughts and prayers. She will be greatly missed and we are glad that she is no longer suffering and is now at rest with the Lord our savior. Please know that my family and I are here for you and we will be keeping you all in our prayers. RIP Marie!